16 Best eCommerce Software Comparison Chart

Drag & Drop table added further down on this page for 1 vs 1 comparisons.

Builder LogoBuilder NameMore InfoPricingSupport: PhoneSupport: Live ChatSupport: Email/Help DeskSupport: ForumBuilt-in Credit Card ProcessorsPayment ProcessorsNo Transaction FeesMobile App to Manage StoreExtensions or Add-onsThemes (All Mobile Ready)Drag & Drop BuilderHostingUnlimited ProductsDigital ProductsPoint of Sale SystemMarketing: Email/NewsletterMarketing: Discount Codes & CouponsMarketing: External Store IntegrationMarketing: Affiliate Program for your StoreMisc
ShopifyVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $9, $29, $79, $17924/7YesYesPaypal, Authorize.net, +70 moreYes, only w/ Shopify PaymentsYesYes, Paid & FreeYes, with Shogun AppYes, IncludedYes Yes, via an ExtensionYes Yes, via an ExtensionYes + Gift CardsFacebook Store, Pinterest Buyable Pins & Twitter Buy TweetsYes, Paid & Free ExtensionsAbandoned Cart Reminder w/ Pro & above
BigcommerceVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $29.95, $79.95, Custom24/7YesYesGoogle Checkout, Paypal, Authorize.net, +72 moreYesYesYes, Paid & FreeNoYes, IncludedYesYes Yes, via an ExtensionYesYesGoogle Shopping & Facebook Store Yes, Paid ExtensionsAbandoned Cart Saver w/ Plus & above
CoreCommerceVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $40, $90, $140, $200, $6007AM-12AM Mon-Fri & 8AM-5PM Sat (CST)YesYesPaypal, Amazon +50 moreYesNo (Mobile admin coming Nov 2016)YesNoYes, IncludedOnly Premier & Above (1st Plan is 300 Products)YesNoYesYes + Gift Cards & Reward Point SystemFacebook, eBay, and Google marketplacesYes Click here for info
X-CartVisit Site
Special Offers
1-time payment: $495 | $1,495 | $3,995Yes but not 24/7YesYesAmazon Pay, Paypal, Authorize.net, +72 moreYesYesYes, Paid & FreeNoYes, for seperate monthly billYesYes, w/ Business PlanYesYesYesGoogle Shopping, Facebook Store, Ebay & Amazon with free or paid extensionsYesAbandoned Cart Reminder w/ Enterprise only
3dcartVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $9.99, $19.99, $65.99, $99.99, $199.9924/7YesYesStripe, Paypal, +90 moreYesNoYesYesYes, IncludedYes, w/ Pro PlusYesYes, Only for an iPad device IOS 8 or higher YesYesFacebook Store (& Ebay w/ Pro Plus)Yes
VolusionVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $15, $35, $75, $13524/7 w/ PlusYesYesStripe, Paypal, Authorize.net, Volusion Payments +32 moreYesYesYesNoYes, IncludedYes, w/ PremiumYesYesYesYesFacebook Store, Ebay & AmazonYes
Wix StoresVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $16.17, $24.92Yes but not 24/7NoYesStripe, Paypal, Moolah (authorize.net) +4 moreYesYesYesYesYes, IncludedYesNoNo Yes, via an ExtensionYesAdd your Etsy shop or Shopify store to your siteNo, but OSI has a solution
SquarespaceVisit Site
Monthly: $8, $18, $26NoYes, only Mon-Fri 3AM and 8PM Eastern TimeYesOnly StripeYesYes, iOS only Yes, Paid & FreeNoYes, IncludedYesYesNoYesYesFacebook TabNo, but OSI has a solutionAbandoned Cart Reminder
WooCommerceVisit Site
FreeNoNoYesAmazon Payments Stripe Authorize.Net PayPal +moreYesYes, iOS only for $4.99 1-time paymentYes, Paid & FreeNoYes, for a seperate monthly billYesYes, + SubscriptionsNoYes, many plugins to choose fromYesGoogle Shopping & Facebook Store w/ paid extensionsYes, w/ another Wordpress pluginAll Wordpress plugins are available to you
PrestaShopVisit Site
FreeNoNoMonthly fee for supportAmazon Payments Authorize.Net PayPal +50 moreYesNoYes, Paid & FreeNoYes, CloudYesYesYes, w/ Paid ExtensionsYesYesGoogleShopping & Facebook Store w/ paid extensions Shopgate Mobile commerceYesAbandoned Cart Reminder
WeeblyVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: Free, $8, $12, $2524/7 w/ Pro & AboveYesYesStripe Paypal Authorize.netonly w/ Business PackageYesYesYesYes, Includedw/ BusinessYesNoYesYes on Business PackageNoNo, but OSI has a solutionCheckout redirects to weebly.com unless you have Business Package Abandoned Cart Recovery on Performance Package
ZencartVisit Site
FreeNoNoNoPaypal Authorize.net +4 moreYesNoYes, Paid & FreeNoNoYesYesYes, w/ Free or Paid ExtensionsYes w/ Add-onYesNoYesVery helpful community on forums
OpenCartVisit Site
FreeNoNoNoAmazon Pay Paypal Authorize.net +33 moreYesNoYes, Paid & FreeNoNoYesYesYes, w/ Paid ExtensionsYes w/ ExtensionYes w/ ExtensionFacebook Store with free or paid extensionYes
Big CartelVisit Site
Monthly: Free, $9.99, $19.99, $29.99NoNoYes, Monday–Friday, 9am–6pm EST. Light coverage weekends and evenings.Stripe & Paypal. Square Register and cash options via POS appYesYesYesNoYes, IncludedNo, each plan has a product limit. (look in Misc for more info)Yes w/ their integrated sister-serviceYes, iOS appNoYesFacebook TabNo, but OSI has a solution Click here for info
EcwidVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: Free, $15, $35, $99w/ Business package or higherw/ any paid packageYesStripe, Paypal, Authorize.net +40 moreYesw/ any paid package (Android & iOS)Yes, Paid & FreeNoYes, IncludedNo, see Miscw/ any paid packagew/ Unlimited PackageYes w/ Add-onw/ any paid packagew/ Business package or higherYes, via 3rd party Post Affiliate Pro Click here for info
Magento: CEVisit Site
FreeNoNoNoAmazon Payments, PayPal, Authorize.net, and Google CheckoutYesPaid (Android & iOS)Yes, Paid & FreeNoNoYesYesYes, PaidYesYesFacebook Store Free, Google Shopping PaidYes, Paid extension

With this eCommerce software comparison, you should easily be able to decide which shopping cart software is going to be the best fit for you and your business.

Yep, with just 16 competitors, it’s a huge list. For your convenience, I have put together many side-by-side comparisons that you can locate by each company’s name or you can use the Drag & drop table further below to compare them yourself.

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ShopifyVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $9, $29, $79, $17924/7YesYesPaypal, Authorize.net, +70 moreYes, only w/ Shopify PaymentsYesYes, Paid & FreeYes, with Shogun AppYes, IncludedYes Yes, via an ExtensionYes Yes, via an ExtensionYes + Gift CardsFacebook Store, Pinterest Buyable Pins & Twitter Buy TweetsYes, Paid & Free ExtensionsAbandoned Cart Reminder w/ Pro & above
BigcommerceVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $29.95, $79.95, Custom24/7YesYesGoogle Checkout, Paypal, Authorize.net, +72 moreYesYesYes, Paid & FreeNoYes, IncludedYesYes Yes, via an ExtensionYesYesGoogle Shopping & Facebook Store Yes, Paid ExtensionsAbandoned Cart Saver w/ Plus & above
CoreCommerceVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $40, $90, $140, $200, $6007AM-12AM Mon-Fri & 8AM-5PM Sat (CST)YesYesPaypal, Amazon +50 moreYesNo (Mobile admin coming Nov 2016)YesNoYes, IncludedOnly Premier & Above (1st Plan is 300 Products)YesNoYesYes + Gift Cards & Reward Point SystemFacebook, eBay, and Google marketplacesYes Click here for info
X-CartVisit Site
Special Offers
1-time payment: $495 | $1,495 | $3,995Yes but not 24/7YesYesAmazon Pay, Paypal, Authorize.net, +72 moreYesYesYes, Paid & FreeNoYes, for seperate monthly billYesYes, w/ Business PlanYesYesYesGoogle Shopping, Facebook Store, Ebay & Amazon with free or paid extensionsYesAbandoned Cart Reminder w/ Enterprise only
3dcartVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $9.99, $19.99, $65.99, $99.99, $199.9924/7YesYesStripe, Paypal, +90 moreYesNoYesYesYes, IncludedYes, w/ Pro PlusYesYes, Only for an iPad device IOS 8 or higher YesYesFacebook Store (& Ebay w/ Pro Plus)Yes
VolusionVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $15, $35, $75, $13524/7 w/ PlusYesYesStripe, Paypal, Authorize.net, Volusion Payments +32 moreYesYesYesNoYes, IncludedYes, w/ PremiumYesYesYesYesFacebook Store, Ebay & AmazonYes
Wix StoresVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $16.17, $24.92Yes but not 24/7NoYesStripe, Paypal, Moolah (authorize.net) +4 moreYesYesYesYesYes, IncludedYesNoNo Yes, via an ExtensionYesAdd your Etsy shop or Shopify store to your siteNo, but OSI has a solution
SquarespaceVisit Site
Monthly: $8, $18, $26NoYes, only Mon-Fri 3AM and 8PM Eastern TimeYesOnly StripeYesYes, iOS only Yes, Paid & FreeNoYes, IncludedYesYesNoYesYesFacebook TabNo, but OSI has a solutionAbandoned Cart Reminder
WooCommerceVisit Site
FreeNoNoYesAmazon Payments Stripe Authorize.Net PayPal +moreYesYes, iOS only for $4.99 1-time paymentYes, Paid & FreeNoYes, for a seperate monthly billYesYes, + SubscriptionsNoYes, many plugins to choose fromYesGoogle Shopping & Facebook Store w/ paid extensionsYes, w/ another Wordpress pluginAll Wordpress plugins are available to you
PrestaShopVisit Site
FreeNoNoMonthly fee for supportAmazon Payments Authorize.Net PayPal +50 moreYesNoYes, Paid & FreeNoYes, CloudYesYesYes, w/ Paid ExtensionsYesYesGoogleShopping & Facebook Store w/ paid extensions Shopgate Mobile commerceYesAbandoned Cart Reminder
WeeblyVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: Free, $8, $12, $2524/7 w/ Pro & AboveYesYesStripe Paypal Authorize.netonly w/ Business PackageYesYesYesYes, Includedw/ BusinessYesNoYesYes on Business PackageNoNo, but OSI has a solutionCheckout redirects to weebly.com unless you have Business Package Abandoned Cart Recovery on Performance Package
ZencartVisit Site
FreeNoNoNoPaypal Authorize.net +4 moreYesNoYes, Paid & FreeNoNoYesYesYes, w/ Free or Paid ExtensionsYes w/ Add-onYesNoYesVery helpful community on forums
OpenCartVisit Site
FreeNoNoNoAmazon Pay Paypal Authorize.net +33 moreYesNoYes, Paid & FreeNoNoYesYesYes, w/ Paid ExtensionsYes w/ ExtensionYes w/ ExtensionFacebook Store with free or paid extensionYes
Big CartelVisit Site
Monthly: Free, $9.99, $19.99, $29.99NoNoYes, Monday–Friday, 9am–6pm EST. Light coverage weekends and evenings.Stripe & Paypal. Square Register and cash options via POS appYesYesYesNoYes, IncludedNo, each plan has a product limit. (look in Misc for more info)Yes w/ their integrated sister-serviceYes, iOS appNoYesFacebook TabNo, but OSI has a solution Click here for info
EcwidVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: Free, $15, $35, $99w/ Business package or higherw/ any paid packageYesStripe, Paypal, Authorize.net +40 moreYesw/ any paid package (Android & iOS)Yes, Paid & FreeNoYes, IncludedNo, see Miscw/ any paid packagew/ Unlimited PackageYes w/ Add-onw/ any paid packagew/ Business package or higherYes, via 3rd party Post Affiliate Pro Click here for info
Magento: CEVisit Site
FreeNoNoNoAmazon Payments, PayPal, Authorize.net, and Google CheckoutYesPaid (Android & iOS)Yes, Paid & FreeNoNoYesYesYes, PaidYesYesFacebook Store Free, Google Shopping PaidYes, Paid extension

Shopify vs Bigcommerce

At the time of this review the 2 things that divide these two companies are hard to justify as factual, that’s why there is no checkbox for them. They are: Transparency and quality of support. Now if it isn’t obvious already I have combed through a lot of data and in the chart have published only the cold hard facts. Based on recent developments of Bigcommerce preparing for an IPO it has only hinted at what changes may be coming for it’s current paying customers. It is hard to tell if this will be a positive change or a negative one, again no transparency. When it comes to support, the feeling certain customers are being left with is an unsatisfied one. Unsatisfied with the hard sell, lack of understanding the answers they are given and most importantly feeling like the problem is unresolved. Now these customers come off to me as not very tech savvy and would find a much better home at Shopify with their tools being much easier to use, but there are still big benefits with Bigcommerce.

The current gap between Shopify and Bigcommerce in my opinion comes down to custom orders of products. Let’s say you wanted to sell shirts that allow the customer to put their own phrases, names, logo and whatever on it. Both carts will allow you to do this but you have to jump through hoops in Shopify to make it happen. To even offer this custom order attribute you have to add on an app that can do that which adds onto your monthly cost. After that if you receive a huge amount of these orders and want to quickly and easily export the orders to send to the factory, you have to have another app for that, again another app that adds on a monthly cost. In Bigcommerce these abilities come standard. There are always extenuating circumstances where one product performs over the other and currently this is one of them.

Another motivation I have for placing Shopify at the top is because it is just so easy to use. I can build a site, tear it down, flip it around and etc but all that takes code. Writing new functions that publish certain sets of data and then having to write css in another file to style that data to look presentable on a web page, then making sure it looks as how it should in multiple browsers, this is beyond a pain. Being allowed to do something quickly and easily saves you massive amounts of time that you should be investing in traffic, marketing and products. You know, the important stuff that actually leads to sales and results in you getting paid.

Shopify recommended for: The not tech savvy, ease of tools and great support.
Bigcommerce recommended for: Shops with custom orders, support is knowledgeable if you understand tech details and can handle/disregard upselling.

*Note: Bigcommerce is planning for big changes in preparation for their 2016 IPO. The impacts to features and pricing at this point are unknown.

Bigcommerce vs X-Cart

The 24/7 phone support is a huge plus for Bigcommerce here. In the long run you might save more money with X-Cart if you found an affordable host but you would need to know what you’re looking for. Bigcommerce already knows it’s software and has a hosting environment tuned to fit it’s needs. With X-Cart you would have to figure that out. Surely a good VPS or dedicated hosting could handle it no problem. X-Cart also has that upfront cost.

X-Cart vs 3dcart

X-Cart is definitely shopping cart software I am going to keep my eye on because it is really bringing it in all the areas that it can gain an edge. External store integration’s is a major area where they are making an impact. The ability to plug your store into many social platforms and shopping platforms that are built to sell is huge. These platforms can and will deliver sales faster than the search results because they are already being trafficked by shoppers actively searching for products they want to buy right now. X-Cart’s ever growing list of platforms they plug into will build your brand awareness because no matter where a customer may go they will continue to see your store offering products. This is the reason X-Cart is currently placed where they are, they are on the move and they are bringing it!

Oops I almost forgot this was a comparison segment. With 3dcart you do get 24/7 phone support, lower cost of investment on entering. It’s solid I’m just in awe of X-Cart right now.

3dcart vs Volusion

A drag and drop builder with support that you don’t have to pay extra for is why 3dcart is leading ahead of Volusion. Both of them hold back the “Unlimited Products” but how many online stores really need that?

Volusion vs Wix

Although Wix is the king of drag and drop builders it is limited when you need custom add-ons like an affiliate system for your online store. Affiliates can you send you a massive amount of leads and this targeted traffic option should never be ignored. Volusion also has a Point of Sale system and ability to sell digital products.

Wix vs Squarespace

Squarespace only offers one credit card processor.. are you kidding me? Stripe is a solid credit card processor but they don’t reach everywhere. Currently they only serve 9 countries with 14 in Beta. EBay didn’t acquire Paypal because nobody uses it if you do any buying or selling online then you really should have a paypal account. The point is you don’t want to miss out on sales you could of had because the customer can’t pay you.

Alright you have all the info that you need to pick the shopping cart that works for you and build your store! Go, be bold and mighty!

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